Legendary television host Regis Philbin passed away today at the age of 88, and like much of the world, WWE released a statement in which they praised Philbin and remembered his life.
In a post on their website, WWE said that they were saddened to learn of Philbin’s passing, and reminisced on the many WWE superstars that Philbin had across his history as a morning show host. WWE also touched on his presence at WrestleMania VII, where he conducted backstage interviews and provided commentary for the main event showdown between Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan. You can check out the full statement below:
WWE is saddened to learn that legendary entertainment figure Regis Philbin has passed away at age 88.
WWE Superstars were frequent guests on Philbin’s morning show, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” including Ultimate Warrior, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, John Cena and many more. Philbin even battled the massive Yokozuna in an epic tug-of-war on an episode.
The TV icon was also a memorable presence at WrestleMania VII where he conducted backstage interviews and provided commentary for the main event showdown between WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan. Regis also appeared on the historic Raw 1000, sending a classy congratulatory message to WWE.